Free workshop for parents and supervising drivers

Cessnock City Council will host a free information session for those ‘gearing up’ to supervise learner drivers from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 7 April 2016 at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.

Cessnock City Council will host a free information session for those ‘gearing up’ to supervise learner drivers from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 7 April 2016 at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.

The evening will offer practical advice for parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends who are involved in teaching a learner driver.  

Topics will include: understanding current laws that apply to L and P licence holderscompleting the learner driver log bookunderstanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experiencetactics for supervising learner driverslow risk driving.     

Council’s Road Safety Officer Warren Jeffery said the workshop aims to take some of the stress out of teaching learner drivers by answering frequently asked questions.

"People will come away understanding the requirements of obtaining a license and an updated knowledge of the road rules,” Mr Jeffery said.  

According to Roads and Maritime Services statistics the Cessnock local government area averages close to 700 learner drivers per year.  

“If you are going to be supervising a learner driver these workshops are a great opportunity to refresh your own knowledge,” Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said.  

“The information learnt at these workshops can only serve to make our roads safer, not only for learner drivers but for all who use them.”  

Participants will receive a free information kit to take home and light refreshments will be served.  

Places are limited. To book a space in the free contact Council on 4993 4244 or email council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au

31 March 2016